F&H Acquisition Corp. has hit hard times. The Wichita-based company that owns 35 Champps Americana restaurants including several in Minnesota, has fallen into considerable debt and recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, reports the Wichita Business Journal.F&H acquired Champps in 200 ... More >>
During remarks made a Our Lady of Grace Church in Edina yesterday, John Nienstedt, archbishop of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, apologized for not doing more to root out sexual abusers from his church and for taking inadequate measures to prevent priests from engaging in sexually abusi ... More >>
Slayer With Gojira Myth, Maplewood Friday, November 8, 2013 Celebrating 32 years as a band, death metal pioneers Slayer have hit some obstacles in recent years. Co-founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman died at the beginning of 2013, and on-again off-again drummer Dave Lombardo was finally fired from the ... More >>
It may be a small token of appreciation, but at least it's a cheesy one.In honor of Veterans Day, the famed 5-8 Club will be giving away free burgers to vets at all three of their locations. See Also:The 5-8 Club may open a St. Paul locationBest local delicacy 2008 - Juicy Lucy
Sure, smokers aren't thrilled with the $1.60-per-pack tax that went into effect in July, but would you believe some are crying about it?SEE ALSO: E-cigs banned at Target Field That's how the sticker shock has manifested itself at one Twin Cities smoke shop, if a worker there can be believed.
A 101-year-old woman died today from injuries sustained when a St. Paul cop backed into her last Friday afternoon.SEE ALSO: Maplewood officer fired for offering to buy alcohol, vibrator for 19-year-old he met on-dutyThe Star Tribune, citing a conversation with St. Paul PD spokesman Paul Paulos, repo ... More >>
Big Night Out Tourwith Fuel, Hoobastank, Alien Ant Farm, and AeousMyth Nightclub, MaplewoodWednesday, August 7, 2013Time can be a good indicator of how far you've come as a band. It could be good to you, or it could leave you in the dust. With a bill of bands that "you used to love" at Myth, it was ... More >>
An arbitrator has upheld the firing of Maplewood police officer Kevin Coffey, a 10-year veteran of the force who lost his job for creepily flirting with and harassing a 19-year-old he met on-duty last summer.SEE ALSO: Police Chief Zeb Hemsworth won't lose job for "scum sucking baby killing bitch" ra ... More >>
Fall Out Boy with New PoliticsMyth Nightclub, MaplewoodWednesday, June 26, 2013Fall Out Boy sure know how to keep their fans waiting. First with a new album, then Wednesday night at the Myth as the sold out room waited -- and waited -- to see a reunion of their favorite band four years in the making ... More >>
With locations in Eagan, Eden Prairie, Maplewood, Plymouth, and Gull Lake, Jake's City Grille knows what its customers love. But how do they transfer their casual neighborhood hangout vibe to the downtown city sidewalks? We stopped by the new food truck Jake's Street Grille for a little downtown Min ... More >>
PrinceMyth Nightclub, MaplewoodSaturday, May 25, 2013You didn't really need to wait until Prince's cover of "Even Flow" -- the last song from the last set of his double-header at Myth on Saturday night -- to know that his performance was a little unpredictable. That fact had long since been establis ... More >>
-- Update at bottom -- More than two months after she disappeared, Kira Trevino has been found.FROM MARCH: Jeffrey Trevino plotted to leave country after posting bail, prosecutors sayHer body was found yesterday in the Mississippi River, St. Paul police confirmed during a news conference this aftern ... More >>
A police chase took an awful turn this past Monday when an innocent bystander was mauled by a police dog. Robert Rozmarynowski, 65, was out for his usual early morning walk at 3:45 in Maplewood when he heard someone yell, "Stop or I'm gonna shoot!" Rozmarynowski saw a man running toward him and jum ... More >>
MN whistleblower takes on issue of workplace bullying
Fun.With Miniature TigersMyth, MaplewoodFriday, April 13, 2012View a slideshow from the concert here.In the early going, frontman Nate Ruess alerted the audience at Myth that this show was "the biggest headlining show Fun. has ever done" -- and the proceedings played out that way. After initially be ... More >>
Fun, purveyors of the current number one smash "We Are Young," will not be performing at the Brick on April 13. The show has been moved to Myth in Maplewood as the new AEG Live venue in Minneapolis's Warehouse District experiences "ongoing renovation."This is actually the second venue shift for t ... More >>
5-8 Club5-8 begins a month of cheesy promotions, including free and discounted burgers5-8 Club has dedicated the entire month of November as a celebration of the Juicy Lucy. Events include a speed-eating contest, a canned food drive, and various giveaways. Festivities began this morning wit ... More >>
Marijuana being confiscated by police in Maplewood State Park.A Maplewood hiker traveled off the beaten path and found himself in a field of green over the weekend. The hiker was walking through Maplewood State Park Sunday afternoon when he decided to step off the trail and explore the park by F ... More >>
Look, we did something!Miraculously, the Minnesota Legislature found time in its busy schedule of not making a budget to pass a few bills. Not only that, but Mark Dayton actually signed these pieces of legislation, promptly, and they're about to debut as new laws. Starting August 1, there'll be n ... More >>
A fine excuse to dine out - it's for charity!Expect to find a friendly crew handing out cherry red stickers proudly declaring "I Ate" at local eateries this Thursday. April 28th is the Twin Cities annual Dining Out for Life event in which local restaurants pledge a portion of their proceeds ... More >>
Ramsey County SheriffKongmeng Lee.A nightclub that once closed a few years ago because of too many fights is back in the news. Kongmeng Lee, a 21-year-old guy from St. Paul, is accused of taking a box cutter to three people outside Maplewood's Stargate nightclub, also known as Club Energy, early ... More >>
As we reported back in January, the building that houses Myth Nightclub in Maplewood has been leased to a new tenant, longtime Myth employee Mike Miranowski, and the club is eager to get back into the nightlife business. They reopened their doors for a soft launch on Saturday, but things are off ... More >>
Photo by Liz West, Flickr.Most police officers don't wear firefighter jackets.Timothy Kelvie, a former Vadnais Heights firefighter, is accused of posing as a police officer and pulling over two teenagers. Based on the equipment found his car, this may not have been the first time. He now fa ... More >>
Missed opportunity?Joshua Michael Martin is the St. Paul man sentenced to 35 years in prison for his role in the shooting death of Maplewood police Sgt. Joe Bergeron. He granted us a jailhouse interview for our cover story "Cop Killer,." While gathering some background information on Martin ... More >>
Got your Star Trek costume all laid out, belly full of candy, pumpkin carved, and still don't know what to do with yourself this Halloween weekend? Don't fret, we've got a host of musical options at your disposal. Here's a rundown of some of the best Halloween-themed concerts happening this weeke ... More >>
Martin pleaded guilty to killing Sgt. Joe BergeronNewly-convicted cop killer Joshua M. Martin, a 21-year-old guy who was living with his mother at the time he was accused of gunning down Maplewood police Sgt. Joe Bergeron two months ago, has been sentenced to more than 35 years in prison. He ... More >>
Maybe Steve Horner needs a stiff oneSteve Horner sounds like a party pooper. It turns out he's the guy who filed complaints about five local bars discriminating against men because they offered "ladies night" drink specials -- an he's never set foot in any of them. And now we know which bars ... More >>
Babcook faces a felony charge worth 20 years behind barsJohn T. Babcook is this morning's poster child for road rage,sitting in jail on a first-degree assault charge, after he ran down a fleeing 23-year-old Oakdale woman "like a dog" in the Hill-Murray School parking lot in Maplewood. Cops s ... More >>
Joshua M. MartinJoshua M. Martin, charged with gunning down Maplewood police Sgt. Joseph Bergeron earlier this month after a carjacking gone bad, has pleaded not guilty in Ramsey County District Court. Martin, 21, was on supervised prison release when he and another guy named Jason John Jon ... More >>
Joshua Michael Martin. "A good boy," his mom saysJoshua Michael Martin, the 21-year-old charged today in connection with the shooting death of Maplewood police Sgt. Joseph Bergeron Saturday morning, lives in St. Paul -- with his mother. "He's a very good boy," his mother told the Star Tribun ... More >>
by unforthLactating mothers of the Twin Cities, unite! Last week Bethany Morton was asked to leave the Old Country Buffet in Maplewood after the management decided it couldn't handle her breastfeeding her baby at the restaurant. But Morton had the law on her side, and through a Facebook page she ... More >>
Local hip hop ensemble Ruthless has released its final album. Two of the group's MCs are playing live tonight in Maplewood.
Law bites man convicted of felony animal cruelty.
3M Co., based in Maplewood, is offering buyouts to 3,600 U.S. employees in their latest effort to cut costs and staff.
Boxing commissioner Scott LeDoux unleashes "Miller Lite Technique"
Tonight we're gonna party Maplewood-style
Rappers were hot. Smokers were cold. Rockers were on Myspace. And sometime after the last Katrina benefit, we wrote it all down for you.
Checking in with some Minnesota music makers
Advocates fight against predatory lenders and for regulatory relief
Who needs Paris when there's haunted mini-golf, moonlight bowling, and a wild, wild river right in your back yard?
East Side residents called their own hearing to ask Ramsey County Commissioner Dino Guerin and his colleagues to stop a 1978 plan to build in Battle Creek Park.
You'll know them by the glittering pom-pom tipped wands that bulge from their pockets.